Veterans Cannabis Project (VCP) is dedicated to improving U.S. military veterans’ quality of life through the opportunity of cannabis. We believe medical cannabis saves lives and that veterans deserve full, legal access.
That is why VCP is working to change the conversation about the life-saving health treatment value of cannabis by:
Advocating on behalf of veterans’ cannabis access
Educating policymakers and the public about the value of cannabis to veterans to eliminate stigma
Supporting veterans across the nation with the resources they need to understand the value of medical cannabis and know their rights while arming them with the tools they need to encourage policy change
Creating a community that can heal our nation’s broken approach to cannabis and provide veterans with safe, legal access
Veterans Cannabis Project is committed to partnering with like-minded companies and organizations dedicated to empowering veterans with improved access to cannabis. Thank you to the partners who support our mission.
Meet Nick: Founder
Nick Etten is the Founder of the Veterans Cannabis Project. Since serving on active duty as a U.S. Navy SEAL, Nick has spent 20 years as a private equity professional and operations executive with several organizations. Nick earned an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BS in political science from the United States Naval Academy.
VCP Advocates on behalf of the millions of veterans who should have the right to manage pain and health issues with safe medications, and to ensure veterans’ voices are heard and amplified through the halls of Congress, the VA and the current administration.
VCP Educates veterans on their rights and their options with regard to personal health management. We showcase and support positive veteran stories and experiences as a leading example of medical options utilizing cannabis. We also work to dispel cultural myths and remove the stigma surrounding cannabis use.
VCP Heal focuses on supporting medical research that legitimizes cannabis as a safer alternative to many legal, but ineffective and damaging, treatments for veteran specific conditions. We also provide our community with unbiased, research-based information about medical cannabis based firmly in both the research we support and in common sense.